Stuff My Sisters Will Like

To Jenny, Katie and Laura, From Their Brother, Victor

“In the Year 2000…” November 4, 2015

Filed under: Silly Studies,Stuff — Fr. Victor Feltes @ 8:00 am

Laura gifted to me a vintage 1999 book authored by Conan O’Brien and the writers of Late Night, “In the Year 2000…”

It’s based upon this classic recurring skit.

Of the book’s 369 predictions, I found two (0.54%) which have come true:
–The book’s very first entry, which foretold, “Man will sometimes write ‘1999’ on his checks.”
–And this one, recently fulfilled: “The term ‘politically correct’ will no longer be considered politically correct.”

Over the past sixteen years, this book itself has depreciated more than 90%, from its original suggested retail price of $10.95 to less than a dollar at the place where Laura found it. And yet, it shall be a priceless keepsake.

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